It was a shock to close The Rosebine Clinic with such immediacy back in March. And for sure it took some time to adjust to the change of rhythm and occupation. I have no doubt that each one of us will have been experiencing this in ways both the same and different depending upon the forces affecting our day to day lives.
Just before we went in to Lockdown, I had the wonderful good fortune to spend a blissful 10 days on retreat in Thailand with the faculty of Advanced Trainings USA and other practitioners like myself. I’ve been following their training programme over the last three years and had hoped to move towards assisting with the training in the UK this year. Of course, all the training courses have been cancelled but instead Advanced Trainings have been running online training with an audience from all around the world. I’ve been helping them with the running of this project and benefitting from immersing myself into my bodywork world with some amazing global practitioners. Hopefully this will continue for the rest of the year.
The night before the Prime Minister’s announcement in March, I attended a group meeting with a few other residents from my community to discuss how we may need to support our neighbours over the forthcoming months. Forty-eight hours later we were up and running with the NAWA Covid-19 Support Group, every house having received a leaflet with the group contact details and a central phone service in place. I’ve been involved in the running of this group since then and taking my turn to man the phone line. To speak to neighbours that you don’t know and feel we are all part of one community has been a very positive experience.
I had a short stint helping out at Wycombe Hospital in the Grounds Maintenance Team until they said that really they were not in need of the help! Were my sweeping skills that were not up to scratch?!
It’s not yet clear when re-opening The Rosebine Clinic will be appropriate. I have a game plan, have read around it widely (probably too widely!) but am waiting for clarity from the government before making a decision. The health and safety of all who enter my treatment room is my top priority so opening will happen when we are all confident that it is the right thing to do and proper procedures are in place.
Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp and so many more platforms have become the norm to many of us now and I am very happy to meet with you in this way if you would like advice or information on self-care whilst we cannot meet in person. Please don’t hesitate to ask me.
Hoping to be able to see you soon. Until then, I wish you well.
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